This is the procedure you must follow to put a rebuilt vehicle back on the road.
To put a rebuilt vehicle back on the road, there is a multi-stage procedure you must follow, including a technical appraisal and a mechanical inspection. Only then can the vehicle be declared road-ready.
The following rebuilt vehicles do not have to be approved before they are put back on the road:
Rebuilt vehicle from outside Québec
The buyer must have the vehicle inspected at a mechanical inspection centre to obtain:
In order to drive on the road with a vehicle that has been rebuilt after being severely damaged in an accident, you must prepare a rebuilding record.
You will need the rebuilding record for the technical appraisal at the mechanical inspection centre.
From now on, the alignment certificate must be an alignment report showing that the wheel alignment meets the manufacturer’s specifications. This report must be dated and signed by the mechanic who carried out the alignment and contain the following information: the vehicle’s year, make, model and VIN, the manufacturer’s specifications and the results of the alignment.
The alignment results must be within the standard ranges specified by the manufacturer for each measure; otherwise, the report will be refused.
When the rebuilding file is compete, you must:
On the day of the appraisal, you must present the rebuilding record. The appraisal is at your own expense.
Make sure that…
To find out the requirements for replacement of the following safety equipment:
The mechanical inspection centre will issue you a technical compliance certificate if the vehicle meets building standards recognized by the automotive industry for:
You will be required to present the technical appraisal report at the mechanical inspection.
It must be presented for another technical appraisal as soon as you have made the required corrections.
If, after the technical appraisal, the rebuilt vehicle is declared to be in compliance with the standards, you must present it for mechanical inspection.
For the inspection, you must make an appointment at a mechanical inspection centre. The inspection is at your own expense.
If the vehicle meets the safety standards for road vehicles, the mechanical inspection centre will issue you a valid mechanical inspection certificate.
You will need the certificate to put the vehicle back on the road.
To put the vehicle back on the road, you will need:
You must present:
Other documents may be required depending on the type of rebuilt vehicle and how you use it.
You must also present the Consent of a Person Having Parental Authority (PDF, 103 KB) form completed by your father, mother or legal guardian.
Phone us to find out what documents will be required for you to put the vehicle back on the road.
The person who goes to the service outlet for you must bring the original of the Power of Attorney (PDF, 905 KB) form completed by you.
At our service outlets, we accept payment:
Payment by credit card is not accepted.
You may not be required to pay the GST and QST when you register your vehicle.
For more information, phone Revenu Québec.
A passenger vehicle or a commercial vehicle is considered a luxury vehicle if it meets the following 3 criteria:
In such a case, a surcharge is added to the registration fee equal to 1% of the portion of the vehicle's value over $40,000.
A passenger vehicle, motor home or commercial vehicle is considered to be a large-cylinder capacity vehicle if:
No surcharge is added to the registration fee for the following large-cylinder capacity vehicles:
You must have a civil liability insurance policy contracted from a private insurer providing minimum coverage of $50,000.
If you are not insured and you are pulled over by the police or involved in a traffic accident that causes more than $500 in damage to the property of another party:
Even if the rebuilt vehicle is already in use on the road, a police officer or a carrier enforcement officer may require you to correct certain irregularities in the vehicle. If the irregularities are not corrected within the stipulated deadline, the vehicle will be prohibited from road use.